Trilithic Inc. Joins AWARN Alliance

Trilithic Inc. (which recently became a part of VIAVI Solutions) is joining broadcasters, public safety agencies and other technology companies to develop and deploy the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN), which utilizes the capabilities enabled by Next Generation Television. The goal of the AWARN Alliance is to create the most advanced emergency alerting system […]

Avid Customer Assn. Commences Annual Vote

Avid, a global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, along with Avid Customer Association (ACA) leadership, has opened the second annual ACA Vote (http://www.avidcustomerassociation.com/vote) to help prioritize Avid’s product and innovation roadmap for 2018 and beyond, as well as […]

Samsung Adds CBS All Access To Smart TVs

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IP, ATSC 3.0 Top Tech On Tap For 2018

The list of gear and technologies expected to command broadcasters’ attention and wallets next year includes the transition from SDI to IP infrastructure using clouds; transmitters and other RF gear to handle station migration to new channels; ATSC 3.0; plus a lot of activity involving cameras, bonded cellar, multichannel workflow and virtual sets.

The State Of Drones, One Year Later

It’s been more than a year now since the Federal Aviation Administration issued its final rule — Part 107 — permitting journalists and others to fly small drones for commercial purposes. No longer must news outlets apply for section 333 exemptions or have an airplane or helicopter pilot on scene. A set of best practices is evolving, beyond adherence to the regulatory requirements.

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KGO Crew’s Equipment Stolen Outside City Hall

New Graphics Reflect Tegna’s Digital-First Approach

Audiotonix Buys Solid State Logic

James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix, said: “We are growing the Audiotonix Group with professional audio brands that have exceptional technology, committed people and a real passion for what they do.

MediaTek Completes Tests Of Aspect For 3.0

This component of ATSC 3.0 will be featured in joint demonstrations of MediaTek’s digital TV platforms Integrated with Verance Aspect at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.

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KFOR Names Studio After Linda Cavanaugh

Amazon To Sell Apple TV, Google Chromecast

Fader Brings 360 Video, VR To Small Newsrooms

Rohde & Schwarz Can Test ATSC 3.0 Applications

Digital TV receiving equipment and terrestrial tuner chipset manufacturers can now test the performance of their products for compliance with the ATSC 3.0 standard using only a single unit. Rohde & Schwarz offers an ATSC 3.0 realtime coder and a waveform testing library for its R&S BTC broadcast test center. As a reference signal generator, […]

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KHOU Opening Downtown Houston Studios

Broadcast Pix Promotes Two Executives

Broadcast Pix has promoted Bob Poucel to executive vice president and general manager, and Russell Whittaker to worldwide director of channel sales. Poucel will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company, including the supervision of all departments and senior managers, while Whittaker will manage the Broadcast Pix sales team and marketing department. Both […]

Imagine Doubling Down On IP, Execs Say

The Gores Group, owner of the media tech company, is committed to its strategy of leading the media’s transition to software-based IP production and distribution, say the newly named CEO Tom Cotney and man he replaced, Charlie Vogt, who will join Gores and look to expand Imagine’s “product set” through mergers and acquisitions.

Alrai TV Uses Imagine For Playout Automation

Imagine Communications has installed a playout system at Alrai TV, a premium family entertainment satellite service based in Kuwait. The system integrates with existing islands of operations, provided by Imagine in the past, covering production, news and playout.   Imagine has worked closely with Alrai since 2004. In the past 18 months, the two companies have […]

TVN’s NewsTECHForum Offers Cutting-Edge Insights, Info

The fifth annual conference examined the convergence of technology with news gathering and distribution. It featured keynote speakers, panels and case studies covering topics that included: Evolving to the Newsroom of the Future; The Contribution Revolution; Chasing Millennials in 2018; Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and the State of the Art in TV Graphics; Drones & News Photography; Tech Leaders on the Future of Newsroom Technology; and Conquering the Multiplatform News Jungle. Above, keynote speaker Campbell Brown of Facebook with TVN’s Harry Jessell.

AIMS And MNA Announce Merger

AIMS And MNA Announce Merger Operating as AIMS, the joint organization can support IP interoperability standards across a larger cross section of the media and entertainment industry

Pilot, Local Media Association Set Video Summit

Pilot, NAB’s innovation initiative, in partnership with the Local Media Association (LMA), will host The Video Summit: A Forum for Video Business Solutions on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at NAB headquarters in Washington. The event will explore new strategies for video as they relate to over-the-top providers, broadcast, social media and emerging content distribution platforms. “The rapid expansion […]

ATSC OKs Monroe Advanced Emergency Info Spec

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has approved the Advanced Emergency Alerting (AEA) specification as part of the A/331 standard, which is based primarily on designs submitted by Monroe Electronics and supported by broadcasters and equipment manufacturers across the industry. With the approval of the A/311 Signaling, Delivery, Synchronization, and Error Protection standard on Dec. […]

Quantum Unveils Scale-Out NAS For IP Workflows

Quantum Corp. has a new Xcellis scale-out solution that delivers the highest levels of storage performance and scalability in a cost-effective, Ethernet-based appliance. Powered by Quantum’s StorNext shared storage and data management platform, the multiprotocol, multiclient Xcellis Scale-out NAS system unites robust media and metadata management with industry-leading performance — three times better than that of competing NAS systems […]

Ross Video Adds Acuity, Carbonite Native IP Support

Ross Video has added native IP support for Acuity, its most powerful production switcher, and Carbonite Black mid-size production switcher. Named AcuityIP and CarboniteIP, respectively, both switchers are now able to seamlessly interface to standards-based SMPTE ST 2110 and ST 2022-6 infrastructures, making them ideal for customers planning COTS-based AIMS-compliant IP facilities.  Connectivity to COTS […]

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Stations Press Ahead With Social Platforms

Major groups keep experimenting, looking to find the best ways to use Facebook and YouTube, both to expand their brands and eventually generate some revenue.

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Technology Chiefs Eye Future Efficiencies

IP delivery, cloud-based workflows are seen becoming pervasive as they will make it easier for broadcasters to capture, share and distribute news content. Above (l-r): Andrea Berry, moderator; Bruce MacCormack, CBC; Del Parks, Sinclair; and Jonathan Solomon, Aspera. (Photo: Jack Pagano, Ariana Television Network)

Utah Scientific Chief Tom Harmon To Retire

COO and EVP of Finance Dave Burland is chosen to take over as president on Jan. 1, while  Harmon will become board chairman.

Audinate Offers Dante IP Core for Xilinx FPGAs

Audinate, developer of the Dante media networking technology, has announced the availability of Dante IP Core, a soft IP solution for audio manufacturers. It allows OEMs working with FPGA-based designs to add Dante audio connectivity to AV products at a lower cost and with greater flexibility than ever before. Development teams can save time, reduce […]

GatesAir Implements Quality, Environmental Standards

GatesAir, a global provider of wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, says it has successfully implemented the latest iterations of the ISO 9001 standard for Quality Management Systems (QMS), as well as the ISO 14001 standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS).  In addition to these highly respected standards, set in 2015 by the […]

AT&T Testing Fast Internet Over Power Lines

AT&T has started trials in Georgia and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.

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WSYX Uses Video Walls For Ultimate Flexibility